## Piloting the Instructional Practice Toolkit

Two curriculum specialists who piloted the professional learning resource share their experience

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# Improve Your Materials

## Piloting the Instructional Practice Toolkit

## Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals as an Educator

## Building Teacher Confidence through Content-Infused PD

## Creating Professional Learning for Eureka Math

## Designing content-infused, year-round professional learning in math

## Finding Our Way in Fluency – A School’s Journey to Strengthen Math Fluency Instruction

## Lessons Learned from a High School Mathematical Modeling Lesson

## Eureka Math – A View from Second Grade

## A Third Grade Teacher’s Perspective on Eureka Math

## 8 Questions About High School Math and STEM

## What Really Counts When We Teach?

## Demonstrating Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics Using Technology

## STEM Integration in Algebra: A Bridge to Opportunity

## Five Places for Trusted Resource Recommendations

## Empowering Primary Math Teachers

## Forming a United Whole – The Coherence Map

## Lessons Learned after Teaching without a Textbook

## Math in Focus: The Search for an Aligned Math Program

## Navigating the Spiral in Mathematics Textbooks

## Using an EdReports Review to Improve My Math Curriculum

## Pinterest: A Useful Tool for the Educator’s Toolbox

## Everyday Math Kindergarten Tips

## Strategies to Support Learners Who Are Below Grade Level

## Introduction to EdReports

## Everyday Math: Small Routines Build Bigger Understanding

## Five APPS to Redefine your Math Class

## Putting Focus into Practice: The Case of Word Problems in Grades K–2

## The Rectangle Area Formula—How Does Your Curriculum Introduce It?

## Digging Deeper into SMP 4 – Model with Mathematics

## Putting the Math Practices into Practice

## Digging Deeper into SMP 3 – Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others

## Unlocking the Power of Aligned Materials

## Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively

## Essential Knowledge for Adapting Math Instructional Materials

## Supplementing Your Anchor Math Curriculum with Rich Tasks

## Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching

## Creating a Conducive Environment for Teachers to Adapt Materials

## A More Powerful Teacher’s Guide

## Using Flashcards in Math

## Decision-Making that Matters: 10 Ways Teachers Can Impact Curricular Decisions

## Top Five Ways to Make the Most of Your Math Materials

## Creating Full-Course Open Educational Resources (OER)

## SMP 1: Make Sense of Problems & Persevere in Solving Them

## Outcomes of the Adaptation Process

## Creating a Coherent Math Curriculum

## The Standards for Mathematical Practice & Instructional Materials

## The EQuIP Review Process and Rubric

## K-12 OER Collaborative’s Request for Proposals

## Working Together to Create Open Educational Resources

## Collaborative Learning and Updating Materials

## Six Instructional Materials Articles You Should Be Reading

## What Needs to Change in Instructional Materials: Math

## An Introduction to the Adapting Materials Project

## Open Educational Resources in Action

## Introduction to Open Educational Resources

## Using What You Have

Supplement or adapt your existing materials to better reflect the Standards; learn strategies to make your materials more effective and accessible for all students.

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Two curriculum specialists who piloted the professional learning resource share their experience

See how using this goal-setting structure can help you achieve content-focused goals during the school year

Working with teachers to improve their understanding and use of curricular materials

Approaching year three of implementation, a math interventionist describes how her district has supported teachers in using the curriculum

A math specialist illustrates the importance of providing ongoing professional development centered on quality programming.

A personal story of how educators built their knowledge of mathematics fluency from the ground up, and identified creative ways to help their students master fluency expectations

A high school algebra teacher creates a lesson to engage her struggling students through real-world application

Part 9

An honest reflection on Eureka Math's strengths and challenges

Part 8

What does Eureka look like in the classroom?

A high school algebra teacher shares her thoughts on high school math myths and misconceptions

What should we look for in powerful classrooms?

Using free recording software to capture students’ solution methods and help teachers reflect on their instruction

Relating mathematical thought processes to those in 21st Century careers

Amid the sea of free online materials and digital applications, here are five places we’d start our search.

Part 7

How one school moved from contention to ownership of their math curriculum

A K-12 STEM District Supervisor Explains How He Used the Coherence Map to Improve His District's Math Curriculum

A high school teacher explores the lessons learned after moving away from a textbook-based curriculum.

Part 6

One district’s implementation of a new elementary math program

Part 5

A classroom teacher and curriculum coordinator describe how they used the spiral design of their textbook to help them focus on creating coherent instruction.

Part 4

A 5th grade teacher explains how she made small adjustments to improve the Everyday Math Curriculum after identifying its weaknesses.

Learn how educators can use Pinterest to identify and collect high-quality instructional resources

Part 3

A kindergarten teacher explains how she adapted some of the Everyday Math Daily Routines to challenge her students more.

An experienced educator introduces different support methods to allow struggling students to engage with grade-level materials.

Identifying excellence in instructional materials

Part 2

A Kindergarten teacher dives into Everyday Math and finds ways to make minor Routines into Major Work of the Grade practice

Focusing on building a student-centered classroom through the integration of apps in the math classroom

Standards co-author Jason Zimba explains how word problems can build understanding of addition and subtraction.

Standards co-author Jason Zimba unpacks the rectangle area formula and highlights problems with the way textbooks sometimes introduce the formula to students.

Part 6

Learn the difference between modeling the math and modeling WITH math

Part 5

A K-12 math team collaborated in creating tools about the practices to enhance understanding and planning

Part 4

A math teacher explains how to recognize math tasks that help students craft strong mathematical arguments

Part 5

How the Louisiana DOE is developing PD and looking for connections to help all districts maximize the impact of standards-aligned materials

Part 3

A math teacher explains how well-designed materials can help students learn to deal with challenging math problems

Part 12

What do teachers need to know to make decisions about adapting math materials?

Part 11

A New York math specialist explains how he’s enhanced his school’s curriculum with tasks from Illustrative Mathematics.

Part 10

How building specific mathematical knowledge in teachers can strengthen classroom instruction

Part 9

An administrator’s guide to promoting teacher innovation

Part 8

How administrators can help teachers sort through the clutter in today’s math textbooks

CCSS author Jason Zimba shares how he uses flashcards with his daughters.

A high school English teacher shares 10 ways classroom teachers can influence curriculum

If you’re not satisfied with the quality and CCSS-alignment of your existing math materials, here are five tips to improve them.

Part 5

The K-12 OER Collaborative plans to create a year-long open educational resources curriculum.

Part 2

Well-designed materials help students tackle challenging math problems

Part 6

New case studies share a look at the process of adapting math and ELA materials

The Coherence Map can help you uncover gaps in understanding and find resources to supplement your instructional materials.

Part 1

What to look for in instructional materials that align to the SMPs

Achieve created a rubric and review process to facilitate peer reviews

Part 4

Learn how the Collaborative is planning on creating and vetting materials.

Part 3

The K-12 OER Collaborative is working to create Common Core-aligned resources

Part 4

Developing a process for teachers to adapt instructional materials in mathematics

Keep up-to-date with the latest media coverage of instructional materials

Part 2

A panel of experts met to pinpoint the biggest problems with today’s math textbooks: here’s what they found

Part 1

The challenging, yet rewarding process of adapting instructional materials

Part 2

Washington's work to identify OER and put them to use in classrooms

Part 1

What are OER? Where can you find them? How should you use them?

An introduction to supplementing and adapting instructional materials